MUTEK Connect enhances MUTEK.JP+MX hybrid edition.
MUTEK Connect is a unique opportunity to develop, experiment with, and evaluate a new model of digital interconnectivity based on the creative connections existing between Tokyo & Mexico City, the global MUTEK branches and our international collaborators at Insomnia Festival and Ekko Festival in Norway, Club to Club Festival in Torino, Italy, as well as the B39 artistic center and its associated festival, PRECTXE, in South Korea. Thanks to these fruitful partnerships the Connect series adds an artistic edge that without doubt equals the creative finesse of the Mexican-Japanese core program.
Alba G. Corral ES — By the Sea & Continuum / Balago ES / Bienoise x Allarme Rosso IT / Elina Waage Mikalsen & Ingrid Kristensen Bjørnaali NO / Francesco Tristano LU/ES — Pianorig Sessions / hm505 & VJ mentalny jeż US+PL / Lars Horntveth & The BIT20 Ensemble NO — Silencio & The Echo Bolero Stars / Mana & Nicole Neidert IT+SE — Mania / Moonshine CD/QC+CA/QC — SMS FOR LOCATION: Live edition / Murcof & Sergi Palau MX/ES — The Alias Sessions / Nelly-Eve Rajotte CA/QC / Porto Porto! CA/QC / Qoa & Joaquina S. AR — Future Mythologies / Super Heavy Metal NO / Tacobitch NO / Tarta Relena ES
The ongoing effort of the Connect series to bring together artistic communities from around the world rooted in a commitment to diverse and inclusive programming is made possible only through the generous support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, Music Norway, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Norwegian Embassy in Tokyo, the European SHAPE platform, the We are Europe Association, the Japan Foundation, the British Council, Amplify D.A.I, ICEC (Generalitat de Catalunya), ICUB (Ayuntamiento Barcelona), and Estrella Damm.
A key convergence point of the two festival editions is the virtual gallery space. The joint exhibition invites local and international artists, long-time MUTEK collaborators, as well as new kids on the block for a showcase of cutting-edge digital artworks critically re-imagining our digital futures in a post-pandemic world. Be prepared for an exploration of a number of pieces utilizing Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Interactivity, and Sonification as the immersive mediums of choice.
Ainslee Alem Robson ET/US / Akiko Yamashita JP — Where does water come from? / Alba G. Corral ES — By the Sea & Continuum / Alex Czetwertynski US — Vesica Pisces / Andy Martin MX — Moon / Elizabeth Ros RU — Ambrosian Flower / Florence To UK — ALUCIIN / Jorge Suaret MX — Digital painting / Kaoru Tanaka & Ikuko Morozumi JP — Tautology / Lucas Gutierrez & Robert Lippok AR/DE — Drawing From Memory / Marianela Fuentes MX — Tau / Omodaka JP — Synthetic Nature / Sabrina Ratté CA/QC — Aliquid / Taras Mashtalir RU — Mercury / Transgresorcorruptor & Ken-ichi Kawamura MX/JP — Sombra / Takuma Nakata JP — Slumbers Valley / THINK AND SENSE & Intercity-Express JP — Stillness / VAA MX — ETZNAB / Xochipeople RU/MX — Xochipilli 2.2